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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Catharine Bradley, B.Sc. PT, M.Sc.

The Hospital for Sick Children
Physical Therapy Practitioner
Rehabilitation Services


Brief Biography

Catharine Bradley received her undergraduate degree in physical therapy from the University of Toronto in 1998. Her clinical experience has been in a variety of paediatric settings and she began working at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto in 2000. In 2003, she completed her M.Sc. in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Toronto in which she looked at assessing and interpreting age effects in paediatric self-reported health data. She subsequently completed a research fellowship at the University of Hamburg, Germany in paediatric quality of life research. In early 2005, she began the in-house and UofT affiliated training as PT practitioner in orthopaedics at SickKids. She currently practices as the PT practitioner in the Limb Reconstruction and Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip Programs.

Research Interests

Early identification and treatment of DDH

Education models for patients undergoing limb reconstruction surgery

Outcomes research in DDH and limb reconstruction

Publications

Klaassen RJ. Blanchette VS. Barnard D. Wakefield CD. Curtis C. Bradley CS. Neufeld EJ. Buchanan GR. Silva MP. Chan AK. Young NL. Validity, reliability, and responsiveness of a new measure of health-related quality of life in children with immune thrombocytopenic purpura: the Kids' ITP Tools. Journal of Pediatrics. 150(5):510-5, 515.e1, 2007 May.

Bradley CS. Bullinger M. McCusker PJ. Wakefield CD. Blanchette VS. Young NL. Comparing two measures of quality of life for children with haemophilia: the CHO-KLAT and the Haemo-QoL. Haemophilia. 12(6):643-53, 2006 Nov.

Hilliard P. Funk S. Zourikian N. Bergstrom BM. Bradley CS. McLimont M. Manco-Johnson M. Petrini P. van den Berg M. Feldman BM. Hemophilia joint health score reliability study. Haemophilia. 12(5):518-25, 2006 Sep.

Young NL. Bradley CS. Wakefield CD. Barnard D. Blanchette VS. McCusker PJ.

How well does the Canadian Haemophilia Outcomes-Kids' Life Assessment Tool (CHO-KLAT) measure the quality of life of boys with haemophilia?. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 47(3):305-11, 2006 Sep.

Manco-Johnson MJ. Pettersson H. Petrini P. Babyn PS. Bergstrom BM. Bradley CS. Doria AS. Feldman BM. Funk S. Hilliard P. Kilcoyne R. Lundin B. Nuss R. Rivard G. Schoenmakers MA. Van den Berg M. Wiedel J. Zourikian N. Blanchette VS. Physical therapy and imaging outcome measures in a haemophilia population treated with factor prophylaxis: current status and future directions. Haemophilia. 10 Suppl 4:88-93, 2004 Oct.

Young NL. Bradley CS. Blanchette V. Wakefield CD. Barnard D. Wu JK. McCusker PJ.

Development of a health-related quality of life measure for boys with haemophilia: the Canadian Haemophilia Outcomes--Kids Life Assessment Tool (CHO-KLAT). Haemophilia. 10 Suppl 1:34-43, 2004 Mar.